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April Showers And More Besides.

April Showers and more besides Part One.

The Woodhouse Crews are already onsite installing our hire equipment for our clients’ early 2016 outdoor shows and events. While happy to see your familiar Woodhouse foreman back on your site, you might ask yourself, what has he been doing since you last saw him? Well there’s plenty for our foremen to do to ensure the consistent quality of the Woodhouse hire equipment for your 2016 shows and events.

When the deep winter months’ crept upon us, these skilled foremen were back in our workshops at Cotgrave Nottinghamshire working hard, sorting, cleaning, repairing and manufacturing new hire products.

For our temporary stabling the procedure is as follows:

As the leading UK supplier of temporary stables, we carry huge hire stocks of hdpe Quickstable and traditional timber stables. This annual MOT entails sorting through the sheer volume of doors, sides and rear walls, some 6335 sections for the timber hire stock alone. First, we inspect the sections for damages such as cracked boards, splinters and exposed nails and set aside these damaged sections. Then these are taken into the workshop and repaired, if any section is unrepairable, the recyclable components are recovered and the remainder is scrapped for woodchip and a new stable section is added to our new build requirement. Likewise we subject the 3250 hdpe Quickstable sections to the same inspection routine and level of scrutiny but the damage is on a different scale and severity.

How is the damage sustained: firstly it’s due to our temporary resident horses whose kick is 40 times more powerful than a humans and, secondarily due to the repetitive forklifting and installation of the temporary stables at multiple venues across the show and event season. Hence this annual MOT is essential in ensuring the temporary stables are safe and fit for purpose for the following show and event season.

  • The stables were excellent and real Olympic Gold Medal Standard.

    I would be happy to house my Paralympic champion in them anytime or permanently. Woodhouse and LOCOG showed the world that the temporary accommodation of horses could be of the highest standard.

    London Paralympics

    Sophie Christiansen, Team GB Paralympic Gold Medal Dressage

  • The Stade d’Ornano barn stables facilities have been highly acclaimed by the international athletes and their chef d’equipes.

    As Normandie 2014 Organisers, we commend Woodhouse for their safe on time assembly and dis-assembly, their attentive event support and their professional contract management. Woodhouse have played a major part in enabling Normandie 2014 to stage a successful World Equestrian games by providing first class stabling and first class service, thank you!

    FEI Alltech WEG Normandie 2014

    Fabien Grobon, Directeur Général

  • As the dust begins to settle on RWHS 2016 & HMQ90 I just wanted to pass on a personal thank you for everything that you did individually and the part your teams played in this years double event.

    Thank you for making it an event to remember forever and my role within the project a lot less challenging and stressful than it could have been.

    The Queens 90th Birthday Celebration & Royal Windsor Horse Show

    Harry Guthrie, Production Manager - 2016

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